earthquake
seven years on

seven years on

Today, February 22, marks seven years since the devastating 2011 earthquake which brought tragic loss of life to our city of Christchurch where we continue the long and...

stability

stability

Just after midnight on Monday morning 14 November a significant earthquake shook us awake. As dawn broke significant damage was revealed across the Hurunui and further...

five years on

five years on

Today, February 22, marks five years since the devastating 2011 earthquake which brought tragic loss of life to our city. Five years on we continue the long and...

five years on…

five years on…

Five years ago today, a couple of hours before dawn, the people of Christchurch and surrounding districts were jolted awake by a sharp and severe earthquake. In the...

four years on

four years on

February 22 will remain a memorial day for the city of Christchurch. Four years ago today, our city was devastated by earthquake. 185 people died tragically on the day,...

Filipino faith

Filipino faith

Pope Francis is in the Philippines today and over the past couple of hours he has been celebrating the first Mass of his three-day visit in the Cathedral Basilica of...

St. Joe’s Papanui

St. Joe’s Papanui

It is almost four years since the most destructive of the Christchurch earthquakes. Recovery continues to be slow with some people still having to use portable bathroom...

church building

church building

I was speaking to a Christchurch diocese parishioner a few weeks ago who is a part of her parish committee preparing to rebuild their parish church. I was surprised to...

Feb 22 earthquake

Feb 22 earthquake

February 22 will remain a memorial day for the city of Christchurch. Three years ago today, our city was devastated by earthquake. 185 people died tragically on the...

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real & essential

real & essential

H easy it is for humans to forget what is essential and to become preoccupied with what is less necessary and even trivial.

a new month

a new month

Knowing that we are held in God’s loving embrace in every moment we have no need to turn to superstition

THE sign

THE sign

The Sign of the Cross is not simply a tidy way of beginning and ending times of prayer, but a prayer in itself

fully alive

fully alive

Jesus did not make the disciples into uniformed robots capable of satisfying little more than the letter or religious law